This month we've chosen Calluna vulgaris.See More
Chinese juniper is a dioecious evergreen conifer that is native to China, Japan, Mongolia and the Himalayas. It is usually seen in the wild as a conical tree to 50' tall and 20' wide, but also appears in much shorter shrubby or spreading forms. Foliage is dark green. Brown bark on mature stems peels in strips.
Growth and habitat: Extremely slow growth, very hardy and loves sun or partial shade. Prefers a windy place but this is not mandatory.
Care: use organic or chemical slow release fertilisers; use two winter treatments with white oil and two preventive summer treatments against mites. Prune from May to September using scissors or big sharp garden shears, cutting only the new vegetation.